Senate’s Medfield amendments in budget

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John Nunnari follows the legislature closely for the architects, and kindly also keeps the town administration informed about happenings that affect Medfield.  This from John this morning about:

  • funding to repair the West Street bridge
  • funding a road to the Charles River overlook on the state land next to the former MSH site
  • north south railroad line in town

See below for all amendments filed to the Senate budget dealing directly with Medfield.


Debate begins tomorrow.




Amendment #116

West Street Bridge in Medfield and Millis

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended, in Section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of the West Street Bridge in the towns of Medfield and Millis”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$5,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$6,000,000”


Amendment #883

Accessibility to Open Space

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended, in Section 2, in item 2810-0100, by inserting the following:- “provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the creation of a roadway at the property formally known as the Medfield State Hospital in the town of Medfield.”


Amendment #1154

Framingham Secondary Line

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section:-

SECTION X. No funds shall be disbursed to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority under section 35T of chapter 10 of the General Laws for the extension of services on the Framingham Secondary line in the towns of Framingham, Sherborn, Medfield, Walpole, Foxborough, and Mansfield including, but not limited to, for the addition of new line service through the creation of a new line, extension of a current line or increasing the service area of a current line until the authority receives legislative approval for a plan, specifically detailing:

(i) how the authority will pay for the proposed expansion

(ii) certification that such expansion and diversion of funding will not adversely affect existing services already offered by the authority and

(iii) certification that the state of the Framingham Secondary line’s real property, including but not limited to the physical track, at-grade crossings, and safety features to protect abutters, have been upgraded, repaired, or replaced to meet any increase in service

The plan shall be submitted to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the joint committee on transportation and the chairs of the senate and house committees on ways and means




John Nunnari, Assoc AIA
Executive Director, AIA MA

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